Creative writing has a long history at Brandeis: taught since 1951, it has been a major in its own right since 2003.Unlike other creative writing programs, our workshops are taught solely by established writers.Creative writing majors and those who have studied in our workshops include: You might choose the creative writing minor to complement a major in comparative literature, economics, education studies or another field.
Featured readers have included Tom Perrotta, Jamaica Kincaid, Carl Phillips, Kazim Ali, Adrienne Rich, Sharon Olds, Mark Doty and others.
As a creative writing major, you may take classes in related disciplines such as theater, comparative literature, African and African-American studies and philosophy.
The literary journal The Michener Center for Writers hosts an MFA in Writing Program on the University of Texas campus in Austin.
The Program is a three-year, full-time residency program.
The honors thesis is a year-long project that results in a full-length collection of stories, novella, or poetry collection.
A semester-long honors project, which results in a shorter body of work, is also available.There is little doubt that the University of Iowa’s Program in Creative Writing (more commonly known as the Iowa Writers’ Workshop), which is a two-year residency program, is the premier graduate creative writing program in the country.It can also be seen by virtue of the simple fact that if you asked someone in the street to name a creative writing program, this is undoubtedly the one they would mention first (and probably last).It is only one aspect of a very distinguished English department that is home to a number of literary journals, notably New York University’s Creative Writing Program is located in the heart of Greenwich Village, a formative terrain in the development of American literature.The faculty is of truly stellar quality, including the world-famous novelists E. Doctorow, Breyten Breytenbach, Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Mary Gaitskill, and Jonathan Safran Foer, as well as the equally distinguished poets Sharon Olds, Anne Carson, Charles Simic, and John Ashberry.Many have received fellowships at such prestigious universities as Harvard, Cornell, Syracuse, Michigan, Arizona, Oregon and Washington.Some of our graduates have gone on to teach at Tufts, Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia, Emerson, The New School and Bentley College.You will learn your craft from working writers who are widely published and also dedicated teachers.Our impressive roster of past visiting writers includes Alice Walker, John Irving and Saul Bellow. And because they are open to all, you will work closely with a wonderfully diverse group of peers majoring in neuroscience, Judaic studies, African and African-American studies, fine arts, law, business, biology and other areas.Our program is also unusually active, sponsoring reading series, student awards, panel discussions, workshops on publishing, and journal and performance opportunities.Our Reading Series brings nationally known poets, novelists and translators to campus for readings and meetings with students.